Fortel Owner Sat Nijjer Breaks Down History of family-owned Business

Fortel is a family-owned business founded in 1998 by Shinda Nijjer.

The business has now been established for more than 20 years and is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of labour in the rail and civil engineering sectors.

The company started off as a small group of labourers and now employs over 2000 staff.

Fortel’s company motto is ‘by improving our workforce, we’re investing in yours’.

Sat Nijjer is now the owner of the company and joined the business as operations director in 2005.

He has a BSc in Computer Science and a career in investment banking with the US company, Bear Stearns.

He became chief executive in 2012 as is the second generation of the family to lead Fortel.

He is involved in the economic development of Walsall Borough through a seat the Walsall Economic Board an Alumni Member of The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and Vice-Chairman of the Asian Sports Foundation.

Sat Nijjer works hard to develop and improve the company and its services.

Every employee at Fortel is passionate about their trade, and so every project is carried out with great care and professionalism.

Sat Nijjer is known among his employees for being very involved in the business, always very concerned about the quality of Fortel’s work across projects and for his diligence that motivates the rest of the workforce.

Despite being known for construction and civil engineering services, Fortel has grown and expanded hugely over the years.

Having worked in the industry and gained very valuable experience, Sat Nijjer is able to see a project through from start to finish and manage the workforce both effectively and with good organisation.

For many companies, the main objective is to make money.

At Fortel, every employee is valued as an individual and all environments are kept positive.